Monday, October 15, 2007

Creeping fascism

Even in World War II, the government never indulged in this type of news control.

8 comments:

will26 said...

I knew there was something more, or too much read, into the story:

No plans to pursue government media centre: PMO

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071015/harper_media_071015/20071015?hub=QPeriod

will26 said...

No comment Mark? Really now, as a prof. surely you know this kind of planning is something every PMO does. It's nothing new or special, just that Harper got called on it because of his "feud" with the media and their vendetta to get him at any chance they can. It never does amount to anything....

Have you just been outted as a Liberal and an MSM guy? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Every PMO had a plan to spend a few million on keeping the media under the government boot? Really? Tell us more ....

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't believe the crap PMO's come up with... some of the stuff I swear is just for fun and to see who's on their toes....

Ottawa Watch said...

PMOs do not try to replace the press gallery and undermine the profession of journalism.
No PMO has ever tried this level of news manipulation and control.

Anonymous said...

Mark, you've been blogging for so long now, that even your blog headers have resorted to Godwin's law! LOL

;-)

Anonymous said...

Well, that was a red herring Mark but your spidey senses weren't tingling for nothing!

"The Parti Quebecois has tabled a bill in the legislature which would prevent immigrants who can't speak sufficient French from running in elections." http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071019/immigrants_french_071019/20071019/

Just the wrong party.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Well, hardly surprising, the quebecois have always had a bit *fascism" in 'em.... just ask a young Trudeau!

"Despite being denounced as unconstitutional and xenophobic, a Parti Quebecois bill that would require newcomers to master French before they could become Quebec citizens has the support of a majority of francophone Quebecers, a poll published Thursday found."

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=e37f0027-75cb-41c4-81a2-31b43f5c6360